Hello from OnStage!

I'm in Orlando, Florida, celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 30th anniversary and it's a ball! 

Stampin' Up! loves to pamper us and shower us with all sorts of goodies--stamp sets, a carryall, bag, designer paper, and more!  YOU could join us at the next one in April (just grab a Starter Kit and join the Stampin' Up! family!)



We've received the new Occasions catalog (coming in January) and also the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  You are going to love the new offerings!  A lot of the products coordinate with items in the annual catalog so will work with things you already own!  How great is that?  Makes what you own more usable!  We've received some great gifts--a carry bag, a tool carrying case, notebooks, pens, stamp sets, and gingham designer paper so far.

FYI:  Stampin' Up! is making some changes in their type of stamps.  They will no longer sell wood-mount stamps (except for some large background stamps).  The Clear-mount stamps are also changing--now they will be called "Cling" and you can actually put the stickers on and they will stick to your clear blocks or Stamparatus!  YAY!!!  I've tried them and they really stick!

Love the cat punch?  There's now a dog punch and a new stamp set for the cat!

Love stitched shape framelits?  There are Stitched Rectangle dies (13 in all!).  

Love butterflies?  You'll love all the offerings in both the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs for butterflies!

If you want to be sure to receive the catalogs from me (I'll be mailing them out mid-December), you will need to do one of two things:

1. Place an order.  Everyone who has ordered from me in the past year will automatically be added to my mailing list

2. Request a catalog.  You can fill out this form or click on the "request a catalog" in the menu above.


You know, you TOO could join me at future fun events just by purchasing the Starter Kit!  It's always a great deal at $99 since you get to choose $125 worth of products in your kit.  Order it now and you'll be able to order from the Occasions catalog (at a savings of 20% off!) in December!



Snowflake Showcase

Do you love snowflakes like I do?  I'm not much of a Santa girl but love snowflakes!

Stampin' Up! has released an exclusive bundle for the month of November--Snowflakes!  But not just snowflakes--there is also a stamp set with matching dies that are suitable year-round.

There are two stamp sets, a set of gorgeous snowflake dies that match, snowflake trinkets, and white velvet paper.  Buy one, or buy them all!

Products are available while supplies last or until November 30.

Here is a video showing what all is included

Have fun with these great sets--I know I will!  I'll have some samples to show you in just a few days when I return from OnStage!





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Origami/Diaper-Fold Treat Holders

I made a bunch of treat holders as swaps for OnStage Orlando.  I have made these in the past but was reminded of them by Julie Davison.  These are really easy to make and can be made any size.  I made some using papers that were 5x5 (for regular Ghiradelli squares), 4.5 x 4.5 for others, and 4x4 for mini treats.  Choose whatever paper you like (make sure you like both sides as they will show) and fold!

Fold in half to make a triangle, fold each side into the middle (I used my grid paper to line them up so that they are straight) and then fold down the top piece.  Use your bone folder to get crisp folds and you don't have to use any adhesive to hold these together!  

Decorate however you like!  I used Stitched Shapes framelits for circles, Stitched Labels Framelits (along with The Stitched All Around Stamp set), Treat Time Stamp Set with matching Petite Treat framelits, leaves from the Foliage Frame Framelits, Lakeside Framelits, and the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.


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Last Month's Class Cards

I wanted to share with you the cards we made in my class last month.  I thought I had already shared but had not.  First up is a Halloween card using the Toil & Trouble DSP and the Cauldron Bubble Bundle:

This is a quick and easy card and you can use the matching framelits to cut out different parts of the Designer Series Paper!

Next is another card using Nature's Poem DSP.  I love this paper!  It makes such elegant cards!  This is the third card I've made using this paper (I'll share others later as they are swaps for OnStage and I don't want to spoil the surprise).

Stamping leaves and cutting them out with the matching framelits makes it so easy!

Last up is a card using the Country Home suite of products:

This was a fun card to make, using some cotton from cotton balls to mimic the cotton bolls on the Country Home stamp set!  The Galvanized Metallic paper is so pretty in person too!




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Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek at the November Paper Pumpkin kit!  The box is so adorable--can you imagine how awesome the contents are?  I am so excited!!!

I am already picturing what I think it will be and I am going to increase the number of boxes I normally get just to easily make my Christmas cards!  Do I know for sure that it holds a card kit?  No, I don't but I can make anything inside into cards!  

Subscribe now and get ready to make your Christmas cards easily and ready to mail by December 1st!  Once you subscribe, you can control how many kits you receive each month!  You can skip a month, cancel and choose the number of kits you receive.  

What Do You Have to Lose???

The $5 Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale ends tonight at midnight (or until kits sell out).  

*Do you love to craft but don't have room for a lot of supplies?

*Do you love to craft but struggle with ideas? 

*Do you love to craft on the go? 

*Do you love having exclusive products?

If you said "yes" to any of those questions, then Paper Pumpkin is just right for you!  And you can try out a full-sized kit now for just $5!


$5 will get you:

  • An exclusive photopolymer stamp set
  • A Clear Block
  • At least 1 ink spot
  • Full-color instructions
  • Everything else you need to put this kit together:  Cardstock, die cuts, embellishments, adhesive, and envelopes.

Here is a sneak peek of the kit:  Aren't these colors yummy?


As a subscriber, YOU control your subscription--you can cancel, skip a month (or two), add an extra kit.  You also have access to purchase past kits, if available.  Some available are only refills (don't have the stamp set), but you can use with your own stamp sets or I always have at least one extra stamp set I could send you.

Paper Pumpkin has a great Pinterest page and you can also check out the videos monthly on the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel.

Paper Pumpkin kits make great gifts too!  Wonderful for college students, teens, and a super way to have some "together time" with children and grandchildren.

What do you have to lose?

Subscribe at http://bit.ly/PaperPumpkinSubscribe  Use Promo Code FLASH1018





Paper Pumpkin Sale!

Have you thought about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin but just haven't done it yet?  Well, Stampin' Up! is offering a limited number of Paper Pumpkin kits at only $5 to new subscribers!  

You can subscribe at http://bit.ly/PaperPumpkinSubscribe and use the promo code FLASH1018 to get your first kit at only $5!  But it is only as supplies last--there are a limited number of kits at this price!  The October kit will not be Halloween (that was the September kit).  

As a subscriber, you will also be able to purchase available past kits.  There are some great kits still available!

Subscribe now!  Try it, you'll like it!  And your first kit is only $5!

Happy World Card Making Day!



Today is World Card Making Day!  Are you making any cards?  I am having my Open Studio hours from 11-4 and you can come and make a card with me!  Stampin' Up! is making it a little easier to make cards by having a sale that ends tomorrow!  You can save 10% on the items shown below

It's a great time to stock up on adhesives, note cards, cardstock, kits, and some stamp sets.